How do I know God loves me? Inspiring new article from local surfer, Tressie Armstrong, published in the Christian Science Sentinel

How do I know God loves me? When we see good things happening; feel a deep sense of peace, inspiration, or healing; or recognize beauty in a moment of nature, it’s all evidence of God loving us. By Tressie Armstrong I was feeling a lot of gratitude one day about good things going on in […]

How do I know God loves me?

When we see good things happening; feel a deep sense of peace, inspiration, or healing; or recognize beauty in a moment of nature, it’s all evidence of God loving us.

I was feeling a lot of gratitude one day about good things going on in my life and was sharing it with a wonderful person who has spent much time mentoring me in my spiritual growth. With his help, I’ve learned more about God’s ever-present love for us. His response to my story was, “That’s just God loving you!”

I love that. When we see good things happening; feel a deep sense of peace, inspiration, or healing; or recognize beauty in a moment of nature, it’s all evidence of God loving us.

How do we know God is real? We just need to look for the manifestations, the evidence, of His all-encompassing love. If we are looking to find God as an anthropomorphic being, a big man in the clouds, for example, then we are limiting God’s ability to be what the Bible says God is: omnipotent, all, everlasting, perfect, Love, Spirit.

If God is all and is Spirit, He must be everywhere at all times. And the good news is that our Father-Mother God actually is. How do we know this, especially at times that seem bleak? God is evident in all of His beautiful creation and in His tender love and guidance at hand. We may need to look deeply at times to see evidence of God, but He is always there and is not the source of any evil. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, referring to God, defines creator in part as “the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; . . . God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself” (p. 583).

We can become aware of the evidence that God is, even when God’s ever-presence seems hidden. One time, when I was feeling a bit out of sorts, I decided I would go for a surf session. Once in the ocean, I just sat still for a bit and mentally embraced all of the beauty surrounding me. The sun was shining; the sky was crystal blue; the ocean was calm; a pod of dolphins swam peacefully past me.

There was no way I could deny God’s presence in that moment. I felt washed clean and fully embraced by the very present and tangible God, good. It was clear to me that what all of that beauty represented was an expression of God loving me. All I needed to do was look for the evidence—the love, grace, and peace—of divine Love’s presence.

We can become aware of the evidence that God is, even when God’s ever-presence seems hidden.

Oftentimes, God’s love is heard and made evident in quiet messages that come to thought. The Bible states in the book of Isaiah, “Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (30:21). The best way to resolve a problem or decide a direction to take is to listen and respond to the angel messages from God that guide us, often coming to us as quiet spiritual intuitions.

When I was expecting my first child, I drove to visit my sister. When it was time to return home, I had very distinct intuitions that I should travel a different freeway than the route I would normally have taken. The alternate route was a little longer, but the intuition was so strong that I decided to take it.

About halfway home, the car broke down, right at the offramp where it was safest and easiest to get assistance. I was able to walk to a very nearby gas station, where there was an attendant who kindly walked back to the car with me and helped get it running again. I made it home without further incident. That was God loving me, guiding me clearly.

In “the scientific statement of being,” Mrs. Eddy includes this affirmation: “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all” (Science and Health, p. 468). To be made manifest is to be visible, recognizable! God is made manifest in His perfect, dear creations. As it says in Genesis in the Bible, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them,” and “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (1:27, 31). That includes you and me.

No one was a more pure and spiritual proof of God than Christ Jesus. In the book of John, Jesus declared that he was evidence of God, the Father. When people asked him if he was the Christ, he responded: “The works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.  . . . though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him” (10:25, 38).

He also said that his followers could do these works, too: “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also” (John 14:12). As spiritual children of God, we are each the evidence, the proof, that God is. God’s great goodness shines through our lives in transformation and healing.

When we’re faced with challenging situations of any sort—regarding finances, relationships, health, or anything else—we can open thought to see evidence of God loving us in ways big and small. In fact, in the last chapter of Science and Health, “Fruitage,” and in the Christian Science periodicals—the Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, and The Herald of Christian Science—there are numerous examples of God’s love being made manifest in people’s lives.

All creation is made to prove the supremacy and allness of divine Life, Truth, and Love—synonyms for God. So, the next time you see or feel a particularly good thing happening, for you or for others, you can joyfully know, “That’s just God loving me!”

JANUARY 11, 2021 ISSUE

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A spiritual response to political division and upheaval with Mark Sappenfield

How can we address gaping political divides and the resulting turmoil? The Editor of The Christian Science Monitor offers a starting point for prayer in this short podcast. If we look out at the world of politics represented by recent events in the United States, what do we see? We see division: disputed elections, angry […]

How can we address gaping political divides and the resulting turmoil? The Editor of The Christian Science Monitor offers a starting point for prayer in this short podcast.

If we look out at the world of politics represented by recent events in the United States, what do we see? We see division: disputed elections, angry voters storming Congress, and violence. Admittedly, division is a tough thing to address. You can’t legislate against it. You can’t declare war on it. You can’t outlaw it. So how do we get out of this spiral that we’re in?

While there’s no policy we can pass, no political platform that can do anything—and it seems like things are just getting worse—there is still hope. Because the lack of solution should actually awaken us to what we really need to be focusing on.

If we’re putting our faith in material processes such as policies and legislation, we’re going to be disappointed. The answer is really in our hearts—is purely spiritual. So, how can we see division through a spiritual lens?

Sometimes I like to do a little exercise in which I assign God a number—like in a math problem. And you can’t think about that very long without realizing that the number you have to ascribe to God is one. There’s no other number you can give God. You can’t have two gods. If you have two gods, then you have none. There’s only one God, which means there’s only one creation—and that creation is spiritual, harmonious, and whole, the reflection of that God, the creation of that God.

Jesus said, “If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand” (Mark 3:24). And if you look at material thinking, there are twos everywhere. Twoness seems to be the basic building block of mortal-mind-based thinking. So much of what we see sets itself up as binary, as one or the other: man or woman, Black or white, Republican or Democrat, capitalism or socialism. You could go on and on. And what does this do? It tempts us to choose a side. It tempts us into believing that things are divided, that good is divided, and that it’s up to us as human beings to try and unite it.

We overcome the temptation of mortal twoness through the peace of divine oneness.

Think about it in terms of the Bible: What was the first two in the Bible? It was the tree of good and evil, the tree of knowledge in the Adam and Eve story in the book of Genesis. In that story, Adam and Eve were tempted to believe they needed two—both good and evil. The serpent said one wasn’t good enough. But isn’t that the core mistake of mortal thinking?

The very first act of biological life is the division of the cell. Division is baked into matter. If we never rise above matter-based thinking, then we can never rise above division. Division and mortal thinking spring from the same root.

Spiritual thinking is the perfect cure because it knows only one God, the oneness of grace, humble faith and moral confidence that Jesus taught. It frees us to live as witnesses to one God, good, as Isaiah said (see Isaiah 43:10).

At the last supper, Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). This peace is deeper than what mortal thinking can possibly know, and it protected and exalted Jesus amid the cruelest tribulation. It can do the same for us. We overcome the temptation of mortal twoness through the peace of divine oneness, which can only be known spiritually.

So when we see scenes like the recent events in Washington, it can be easy to think that our thoughts and prayers don’t matter. That we need to turn to material means to fight for what we think is right or tune out to avoid feeling depressed or scared. But the past few years have shown the exact opposite to be true. In fact, it becomes clearer and clearer by the day that there is no mortal solution to division.

But that also means the solution is in each of us as children of God—in seeing ourselves and all others in this singularly spiritual light and in holding fast to the oneness, the allness, the onlyness of God, good.

To read a transcript of this Sentinel Watch, go to cssentinel.com/a-spiritual-response-to-political-division

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Also, there is a month long study for January on the Platform of Christian Science from Science and Health  page 330 to 340. The discussion is facilitated by Christian Science practitioner, Marsha Pecaut. To join this study and discussion go to the website Loveheals.us and click on Study the Platform.   www.loveheals.us

We will be on the 10th (XVII) plank this Sunday.  It’s not too late to get caught up 🙂

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Counteracting chaos and disorder By Larissa Snorek from the January 8, 2021 Christian Science Sentinel

Counteracting chaos and disorder By Larissa Snorek US President Abraham Lincoln stated in his annual message to Congress in 1862: “No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . The […]

Counteracting chaos and disorder

US President Abraham Lincoln stated in his annual message to Congress in 1862: “No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just—a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.”

Watching the events unfold at the Capitol in Washington, DC Wednesday afternoon made one thing clear. There’s a ceaseless need for the values of honor, decency, respect, and pursuit of the common good that Lincoln’s message commended. Broadminded, selfless acts of individual leaders throughout history have inspired peace and progress. And they have contributed profoundly to the freedoms we cherish today.

When facing chaos and anger, Christ Jesus stood with divine Truth. This Truth, this divine, Father-Mother presence, was the spiritual power that motivated his every action and established divine law and spiritual authority. It enabled him to face down ignorance, misunderstanding, and desperation. The stability and constancy of God’s intelligent goodness is present now and can be seen and demonstrated in every situation.

What God is and does counteracts the chaos, disorder, prejudice, and self-interest that would corrupt individuals and disable governments. As Mark Sappenfield, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, said in his podcast “A spiritual response to political division and upheaval,”  there is no material solution to division, as we’ve seen over the past few years. But the good news is that the solution is in each of us as children of God.

We can let peace begin with each of us, right where we are.

This highlights the need for daily prayer that affirms the absolute and forever presence of God, divine Love, the foundation on which freedom for all rests. Prayer for government that is inclusive of every citizen begins with the allness of God’s power, the all-encompassing divine goodness and justice, and the unity of God with each individual. It affirms the true nature of each of us as God’s spiritual expression. It negates and nullifies any supposed legitimacy of evil, danger, harm, and discord.

Holding in our own hearts the qualities we want to see exhibited in our government and living them in our lives is effective prayer. This prayer supports and elevates society. It arrests self-seeking, self-interested motivations and embraces the wisdom and goodness of God as divine Principle and unchanging Truth. American Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer of Christian Science and Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, stated in 1900 that among “the most imminent dangers confronting the coming century” were “the claims of politics and of human power, industrial slavery, and insufficient freedom of honest competition; and ritual, creed, and trusts in place of the Golden Rule, ‘Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them’ ” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 266).

She recognized that the foundation of universal brother- and sisterhood required a spiritual basis: “namely, one God, one Mind, and ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself,’ the basis on which and by which the infinite God, good, the Father-Mother Love, is ours and we are His in divine Science” (Miscellany, p. 281).

Praying is not about ignoring world events or conflict, but about going up higher—elevating our thinking to recognizing what God is doing, now. We can let peace begin with each of us, right where we are, when we hold a purely spiritual view of all, especially those who we feel are at fault. Our unselfish actions and prayers do not excuse anyone’s wrongdoing or smooth it over; they strengthen the expression of integrity everywhere and foster individual acts of love and peace.

As we live the qualities we want to see exhibited in our nations, we are doing our part to elevate the collective consciousness that yearns for a solution to injustice. We hold in our hearts even those with whom we disagree. Living this spirit of Christ and striving to see others the way God sees them takes the life out of fear, turmoil, and hatred. We begin to see our fellow men and women as the direct outcome and expression of divine Love.

The fact is, no division or conflict can disrupt God’s government of all. Nothing can take away humanity’s God-given, eternal gifts of freedom and peace. As we dedicate ourselves to living our prayers, we can each experience this great blessing now.

Larissa Snorek, Associate Editor

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Screen Shot 2021 01 09 At 11.01.35 PmAlso, there is a month long study for January on the Platform of Christian Science from Science and Health  page 330 to 340. The discussion is facilitated by Christian Science practitioner, Marsha Pecaut. To join this study and discussion go to the website Loveheals.us and click on Study the Platform.   www.loveheals.us

We will be on the 10th (X) plank this Sunday.  It’s not too late to get caught up 🙂

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The Encinitas Reading Room is wishing you many blessings in the new year!

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Also, there is a month long study that was just started yesterday January 1st on the Platform of Christian Science from Science and Health  page 330 to 340. The discussion is facilitated by Christian Science practitioner, Marsha Pecaut. To join this study and discussion go to the website Loveheals.us and click on Study the Platform.   www.loveheals.us

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Oh dreamer where art thou. Are you getting too much information?

We are told that it is better to give than to receive. This could include news and information as well. It’s important to be wise and informed, but have we taken a moment to be quiet today and do our works, to bless and and there for be blessed? We are open today at the […]

We are told that it is better to give than to receive. This could include news and information as well. It’s important to be wise and informed, but have we taken a moment to be quiet today and do our works, to bless and and there for be blessed?

We are open today at the Encinitas Reading Romm until 4:00. If you need a quiet place to be focused to give some time for us all, you are welcome here or to call and share something, or or find an idea for your works, we are ready and available for you.

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Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy – Exodus 20. * Why not take a fast today from the bombardment of information and center yourself. Let us find our peace of Mind today and let that be contagious. You have the right to be free. Find your freedom and calm in what ever way works best for you and feel the Divine energy of Spirit.

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Gen II We will be coming together today, Sunday, March 15th at the Christian Science Reading Room in downtown Encinitas at 10am to enlarge our understanding of how “faith is […]

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Gen II

We will be coming together today, Sunday, March 15th at the Christian Science Reading Room in downtown Encinitas at 10am to enlarge our understanding of how “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen ” – Hebrews 11.

Join us in person, or call in from the comfort of your home to this healing service.

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The sermons on the mount weill be read here today, 3/14/2020 by Sally Llnd at 3:00

Come join us today at the Reading Room for a specal reading of The Sermons On The Mount from Mat 5.  Or join us by calling in to the Reading Room.  To participate  from home please call Bill at 541 753 6395.   You can also read on your own or follow along. Mathew 5 […]

Come join us today at the Reading Room for a specal reading of The Sermons On The Mount from Mat 5.  Or join us by calling in to the Reading Room.  To participate  from home please call Bill at 541 753 6395.

 

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Mathew 5 KJV

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessedare the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessedare they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessedare the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessedare they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessedare the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessedare the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessedare the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessedare they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessedare ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

¶Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

¶Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee;

Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

¶Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Chapter 6

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thykingdom come. Thywill be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

¶Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

¶Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Chapter 7

Judgenot, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

¶Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

¶Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

¶Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

¶Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

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Cure for Epidemics From the March 16, 1899 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel Weatherford (Texas) News

This article is a great starting point for Christian Science Practice and the application of Wisdom.  You might find it helpful in your works. Also, we wanted to remind everyone how we are all needed right now and always to be calm and not be tempted to join in the frenzy. Because we are doing […]

This article is a great starting point for Christian Science Practice and the application of Wisdom.  You might find it helpful in your works.

Also, we wanted to remind everyone how we are all needed right now and always to be calm and not be tempted to join in the frenzy. Because we are doing our prayerful work, we can all be at peace and express calm; and let that be contagious.
The Encinitas Reading Room is open today until 5 and tomorrow, Saturday, from noon until 5 if you or anyone needs a place to study or to be focused to do their work or have need of some support.

By our Fruits we shall be known.

Be wise, keep cleansed in body and mind, and do whats right.

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Cure for Epidemics From the March 16, 1899 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel Weatherford (Texas) News

1. Stop talking and thinking about contagious diseases.

2. On arising in the morning repeat the Lord’s Prayer in the spirit of holiness.

3. As soon as breakfast is over, before taking up your duties of the day, take your Bible and carefully read the Ninety-first Psalm, knowing ” that God is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” You might linger over the lines of this beautiful Psalm : ” He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress : my God ; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust : His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. . . . Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation ; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (You will observe that David said, ” His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Evidently David had more faith in God’s protecting power than he had in vaccine virus and poisonous lotions.)

4. When conversation or thoughts about disease and contagion come to you during the day, think over the inspiring words you read in the morning.

5. In the evening read the twenty-third Psalm, re-read the Ninety-first Psalm, repeat the Lord’s Prayer, and take care above all, to observe the first of the Ten Commandments, ” Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.” If you observe this commandment ” in spirit and in truth,” you will not let disease of any name or nature become the chief in your thought and conversation.

It is but just to state that we got the inspiration for this prevention and cure of disease, from the writings and teachings of Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and have found this mode of treatment of infinite value in whatever case it has been applied.

It has been asked what Christian Scientists will do in a time of contagion. This is what one Christian Scientist has done to direct the thoughts of the people into higher and healthier channels. If there is anything pernicious in this advice we hope it will be pointed out to us.

Weatherford (Texas) News.

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